15'' MBP troubles Need some help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Loadmasher, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Loadmasher macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    Need some help from the resident geniuses. I have a 15" MBP with the following hardware installed:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Recently, when I close the notebook and come back to it later, it will have a blank screen. The fans are running so I know it is working, but I've tried everything. All that seems to work is holding the power button until it shuts down and then restarting it. Any advice would be much appreciated. I've searched through the forum and found a few threads that seem to be similar to mine but nothing helped.
  2. Stachelsk macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    Sounds like you need a new GPU... I think that's one of the early symptoms.
    If you can't reproduce it for the geniuses, then you're out of luck for now... did you buy AppleCare?
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    If you reset it and it comes back on, try doing a SMC reset.

    1. Remove battery and disconnect MagSafe
    2. Press and hold power button for 5 seconds
    3. Put battery back in and boot up

    See if that helps.
  4. Loadmasher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    What kills me is its just over a year old! I also noticed that when I open it up after it being closed, its really hot! So far I've been really happy with the switch to Macs, but this sucks!
  5. Loadmasher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    Another thing I've noticed is this happens every other time when I close the notebook. I've tested it a couple times now, and every other time the apple logo stays lit and I can tell that the screen is still lit even though the notebook is closed. When I open it back up the notebook is unresponsive. I guess that's why it's so hot when I pick it up after letting it sit so long.

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